Alaska goalies Swayman, Shortridge face off in Connecticut

December 8, 2017

Jeremy Swayman hockey

Jeremy Swayman

A pair of goaltenders from Alaska’s largest city faced off all the way across the country in a college hockey game in Hamden, Connecticut.

Maine’s Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage and Quinnipiac’s Andrew Shortridge of Eagle River both started between the pipes for the NCAA D1 programs, although neither netminder played his best in Maine’s non-conference 7-4 victory.

Swayman did make a season-high 50 saves and turned aside 30 of 31 shots in the final two periods as the Black Bears rallied from a 3-1 deficit after the first period.

The freshman is now 6-3-1 in 11 appearances with a 2.54 goals-against average. His season save percentage is .925.

Andrew Shortridge hockey

Andrew Shortridge

Shortridge’s night began well enough but two power-play goals in the second period tied the game at 3-3 after two periods.

He finished with 23 saves but was chased in the third period.

The sophomore was coming off a 27-save shutout of Dartmouth. It was his third clean sheet of the season.

His record is now 5-7-2 with a 2.37 GAA and .907 save percentage.